Dorohedoro, the new anime based on the manga by Q Hayashida, has been airing for a few weeks now (anyone checked it out yet?). To keep the hype for the series going, the official Twitter account for the series has announced a free Dorohedoro video game.
Called Dorohedoro 8-Bit Game Living Dead Day Survivor, it is, as the title suggests, an 8-bit game like those of olde. Playing as one of the series’ two main heroes, Caiman and Nikaido, the side-scroller involves you defeating zombies one after another. If you can make it to 6:30AM on the game clock in one piece, you win. Like those old 8-bit side-scrollers, you can team up with a friend for some co-op action.
The official Twitter account has even announced prizes for high-scorers, though it’s not clear if those items will be available for those from outside Japan.
The game is available now until February 1. Give it a try here.
Meanwhile, here’s how Viz Media describes Dorohedoro:
In a city so dismal it’s known only as “the Hole,” a clan of Sorcerers have been plucking people off the streets to use as guinea pigs for atrocious “experiments” in the black arts. In a dark alley, Nikaido found Caiman, a man with a reptile head and a bad case of amnesia. To undo the spell, they’re hunting and killing the Sorcerers in the Hole, hoping that eventually they’ll kill the right one. But when En, the head Sorcerer, gets word of a lizard-man slaughtering his people, he sends a crew of “cleaners” into the Hole, igniting a war between two worlds.